Side dishes

Airaawat

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of any Konkani wedding or thread ceremony lunch? It is obviously Airaawat (No, I am not talking about the white elephant ‘Airaawat’, Indra’s Chariot). It is a dish mostly prepared only for such functions. I haven’t seen people preparing it for day …

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Methi Potato

I saw the recipe of this dish in one of the Kannada TV shows. In the ariginal recipe, something called as Karbuja seeds was used for this. I have no idea what is it called in English, it is not even a very common spice, so instead of that I had some cashew nuts in …

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Beans Stew

I don’t have any idea why it is called stew. Aayi used to prepare this. I don’t know where this is originated. I read somewhere that stew has to include coconut milk, but it is not used in this dish. This dish is definitely better than the simple french beans side dish. Ingredients: French beans …

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Masala Masoor

This is my pachi’s dish. I used to like it very much. I donno exactly what she puts. But this is how I do it and I simply love this. Ingredients: Masoor 2 cups Potato 1 Ginger-garlic paste 1 tea spn Onion 1 Tomato 1 Chilli powder 1 tea spn Coriander leaves 3-4 strands Kala …

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Masala mushroom

Ingredients: Mushrooms(chopped) 2 cups Onions 2 Chilli powder 1 tea spn Garam masala 1/2 tea spn Salt Oil 1/2 tea spn Coriander leaves Method: Heat oil and fry onion till it turns slightly brownish. Then add mushrooms, cover and cook for about 10 minutes. Add all the masala and cook for 2 minutes. Garnish with …

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